Campus Activities Board (CAB) Noon Events
Free Barlow Planetarium Show
Wednesday, September 11 - Noon - Barlow Planetarium
“The Planets” – Take a tour of our own planetary neighborhood that includes the latest and most up-to-date information about the Solar System. Narrated by Kate Mulgrew, Captain Janeway of Star Trek: Voyager, The Planets explores the formation of the solar system, visits each of Earth’s sister planets to uncover the varied worlds that circle the Sun. Each show concludes with a tour of the current nighttime sky – stars, constellations and planets – as seen from the Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin.
Constitution Day – Corporate Personhood
Wednesday, September 18 - Noon - Student Union
presented by Dr. Steven Sheehan and Mr. George Waller
Wednesday, September 25 - Noon - Outside weather permitting; rain location in Fieldhouse
Come enjoy FREE food, music, fun and games.
Dr. Paul Connett presents: “The Benefits of Zero Waste”
Thursday, September 26 - Noon - Student Union
Dr. Paul Connett, a retired St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY, environmental chemistry and toxicology professor and an internationally recognized expert on sustainability and zero waste principles, will outline steps communities can take to minimize the need for landfills and explain why waste-to-energy facilities are an unnecessary hazard to human health. He will share progress other communities have made with developing a zero waste timeline and how local citizens can move northeast Wisconsin on the path to zero waste.
His visit and public presentations are hosted by N.E.W. Zero Waste Coalition andsponsored by the Door Property Owners Association, Clean Water Action Council of Northeast Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley Campus Activities Board and other zero waste supporters.
Duel the Dean
Monday, September 30 - Noon - Student Lounge
Students can challenge Dean Rudd to a game of pool.
Pizza and a Punchline with Eric O’Shea
Wednesday, October 2 - Noon - Student Union
Eric has twice been named National Comedy Performer of the Year by Campus Activities Magazine. He is a veteran performer of over 1400 colleges and universities and his YouTube videos have received over 4 million hits. From surviving family, to surviving all 24 hours of the day – from original stories to celebrity impressions including Family Guy and Elmo – Eric's unique humor, expressions, and high-energy show is unlike anything you've ever heard, including his world-famous "Commercial Songs for Products" that caught the eye and got rave reviews from Steven Spielberg, and was recently performed by Eric at the Creative Arts Emmys.
Wednesday, October 9 - Noon - Student Union
Ballet Folklórico Nacional of Milwaukee is an innovative, theatrical body of dancers committed to the preservation of one of the richest artistic manifestations of tradition and culture in Mexico – “El Folklore”. The group was founded by enthusiastic dancers with different degrees of experience in Mexican folk dance and traditional Aztec dance, their mission is to promote Mexican Folklore dance with quality and authenticity.
Mexican folklore is a continually evolving dance form based on tradition and ritual that touches the performer and audience's soul. The Ballet Folklórico Nacional brings tradition, art, culture, and history to all its audiences. Every performance lights up the stage with its dazzling costumes and colorful depictions of Mexico’s diverse culture and folklore. The group offers and array of dances from different regions of Mexico.
Their repertoire includes the following regional dances: Traditional Aztec Dance, Michoacan, Durango, Veracruz, Chiapas, Yucatan, Sonora, Norte (Polkas), Oaxaca and Jalisco including "Floreo de Soga" Trick Roping.
Chris Moon – Ghost Hunter –
Monday, October 14 - Noon - Student Union
“Chris Moon tours college campuses around the country, lecturing on his “ghost hunting” techniques. His television interviews and appearances include truTV Network's "Door to the Dead", NBC's "Today Show", A&E Network's "Paranormal State", as well as numerous ABC, CBS, NBC, CW (formally the WB), and FOX affiliate stations around the country”
Pizza and a Punchline with Alysia Wood
Wednesday, October 16 - Noon - Student Union
Alysia Wood is one of the bright new faces to come out of the strong Seattle comedy scene.
The Bob and Tom show called her material (which revolves around struggle and dysfunction), “well-written… well-structured.” She won the “Funny People” contest in Las Vegas for the legendary founder of the Improv chain. Her CD, “Princess”, was released by Grammy award-winning producer, Dan Schlissel of Stand Up! Records. It was featured in the “New & Noteworthy” section of iTunes and selected by the Serious Comedy Site as a “2012 Top 10 Stand-up Comedy MP3 albums and CD“. National Lampoon Comedy Radio called her, “Hysterical!” In addition, she is an actress, frequent podcast favorite, guest columnist and was selected as a Hot Comedian by Campus Activities Magazine. Keep an eye out for her in the upcoming documentary, “I Am Road Comic”.
Pizza and a Punchline with Rob Little
Wednesday, October 23- Noon - Student Union
While working in a lucrative position as a computer programmer for IBM, he decided to take a huge risk. The Detroit-born comic sent out an ALL-company e-mail that read "If you aren't happy here, quit your job and follow your dream." IBM promptly gave him his walking papers, but getting fired was a blessing for Rob and comedy lovers nationwide.
A sketch comedy player on the Fox Sports Net Show, "The Best Damn Sports Show Period" and "Last Call with Carson Daly," Little uses his training from the world famous Second City Comedy Club to create routines that are inventive, funny, spontaneous, and completely unique.
Tom DeLuca – Hypnotist
Wednesday, November 13 - Noon - Student Union
Voted Entertainer of the Year for 4 years by colleges across the country, Tom DeLuca opens the windows to the imagination by combining the power of suggestion with his volunteers' innate creativity. Tom was also voted Performing Artist of the Year. The Tom DeLuca Show is often imitated but never replicated. Tom is Original, SAFE, Educated (masters in psychology) and always innovative.
National media agree that DeLuca presents hypnosis like no one else in the world. He has been featured on NBC's "Dateline" as well as the front page of The Wall Street Journal. His appearance on daytime talk shows; Maury Povich, CNN, MTV, Showbiz Today, ABC News, PBS's Charlie Rose Show; and feature articles in Rolling Stone and People magazines.
What sets Tom's show apart from others is that it gives the audience insight into common traits that we all share. "His approach is to forgo the gimmickry in order to reveal the fun and wonder hidden in the attics of his volunteer's minds. There are moments of joy and happiness on stage" (Rolling Stone Magazine). With Tom's show, hypnosis truly goes beyond entertainment--to reveal how powerful people's imaginations can be.
Jeffrey Jay Comedy/Lecture
Wednesday, November 20 - Noon - Student Union
Jeffrey Jay is a transgender comedian, comedy writer for the Feast of Fun podcast, and public speaker currently living in Dallas Texas. He has been featured in The Advocate as one of “7 LGBT Comics You Shouldn’t Have missed in 2011″, has been seen on the CW morning show The Eye Opener, is a three time winner of QLive’s LGBT It Only Makes Me Laugh open mic competition, a semi-finalist in The 2011 Funniest Comic in Texas, and a Finalist in The Funniest Comic in Texas 2012. When not doing stand-up Jeffrey participates in ally training and speaks at colleges and high schools sharing his story to educate others about trans issues.
Holiday Celebration featuring Six Appeal
Wednesday, December 4 – Noon – Student Union
Come enjoy FREE food and Holiday musical entertainment provided by Six Appeal. There will also a chance to take home cash from the Cash Cube